Monday, April 16, 2012
scenes from our weekend
We loved our weekend. On Saturday we attended the Scandinavian Festival in Thousand Oaks--me, my mom, and the little boys all went. We felt like we barely scratched the surface--there was so much to see and do--lectures, music, dances and things. But since we had the boys with us, we focused more on the kid activities, and there were a lot of them. The whole scene was really organized and not very crowded at all. For most of the crafts we walked right up and only had to wait a minute or two for our turn.
They made these cork mooses, flower crowns, braided Norwegian whipcords, and sanded wooden butter knives. It was all so fun.
Scandinavian pancakes with lingonberry.
Clogs for sale.
Dieter wove his Norwegian whipcord into his flower crown.
With a Viking.
On Sunday we went with Ken to day #2 of his Masters swim meet. Loved it! It was so inspiring to be amongst all the swimmers. Swimmers are neat people. Masters swimming is for adults, and there were all ages from young people in their twenties all the way to swimmers in the 75+ age group. Cool, huh?
Here they are lining up before one of the races. I loved getting to see Ken compete. He did really well, too. Especially considering that this was his first meet in almost 30 years!
The boys were really good. They watched some and played some. I loved this experience. I hope we get to do it again soon.